Richmond, Virginia (May 30, 2014): Richmond-based public relations, government affairs, marketing and media firm (Colangelo & Associates, LLC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Eck Miller Global Ltd. Eck Miller Global specializes in international public affairs and market expansion, with offices based in Tbilisi, Georgia and Managua, Nicaragua.
This partnership provides regional businesses with a greatly expanded suite of international representation services. Reaching out to Richmond area businesses that need public and government relations support, from a firm with both local and international expertise at the highest levels, will be a key priority of the new partnership.
Colangelo & Associates Founder Lisa Colangelo started her firm in Richmond in 2008 after a long career as a lobbyist and public relations consultant for one of Washington, D.C.’s most prestigious government affairs firms (for whom she still provides counsel).
Lisa specializes in representation of government and private sector clients in the US and abroad. She has extensive experience in Africa, South and Central America, Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia and maintains a strong international database of contacts which can be brought to bear for clients. She has forged strategic foreign partnerships for US clients and vice versa. For over 20 years, Lisa has developed and executed successful advocacy and media campaigns for clients in the most challenging regulatory and political environments.
Lisa believes that working from her base in Richmond, Virginia allows her to have the best of both worlds. She said, “Richmond is a great city. It has good infrastructure, savvy professionals and a solid business community. With Richmond as a home base, I can be in D.C., New York or farther afield very quickly. This is a city where people still know and trust their neighbors and where I know my children are thriving.”
Eck Miller Global’s head, Sean Griffis, also has a local background. Sean graduated from VMI and went on to a career in the government relations arena in Richmond. A former staffer in the Senate of Virginia, he also spent several years lobbying for state clients in Virginia and Kentucky.
Eck Miller was originally founded in 1901, as a Kentucky-based logistics company. In 2006, Sean reorganized his family business with a focus on strategic communications and public affairs. Since then, he has managed government relations and political projects in Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, Mongolia, Malta, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, and Nicaragua. Sean is currently based in Eck Miller’s Nicaragua office, working on projects for a variety of corporate clients across the region.
Griffis stated: “Richmond is becoming home to more and more companies with needs overseas. Colangelo and Eck Miller provide an international service reach that is unmatched in Richmond. We can give clients coverage from D.C. to Mongolia at a competitive price point in this tough economic environment.”
Contact Lisa Colangelo of Colangelo & Associates, LLC at 703-624-1092 (or [email protected]) or Sean Griffis at 202-492-5068 (or [email protected]), to start a dialogue on how both firms can help advance your company’s goals both locally and internationally.